Wandsworth B&Q plans approved

Wandsworth Council have approved London Square’s plans for a large scale housing and retail development on the B&Q superstore site in Swandon Way that aims to deliver up to 500 new jobs and nearly 200 affordable homes.

The Hawkins\Brown designed plans for the 1.4ha store and car park site will replace the warehouse-style store with 13 new housing blocks containing 517 new homes and more than 8,000 square metres of business, retail and restaurant space. The scheme includes 184 affordable homes – 35 per cent of the total.

A minimum of 52 units will be offered for low cost rent. The remaining affordable homes will be offered to first time buyers on a shared ownership basis.

All will have access to private outdoor amenity space including balconies, winter gardens or a terrace. The developers will also be providing a sizeable outdoor playground for young children.

The developers will provide £110,000 to fund improvements at Wandsworth Town Station.

Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “As a result of negotiations with the developer we have secured a good scheme for this large and prominent site in Swandon Way which will not only deliver 184 affordable homes but also hundreds of new jobs for our residents.”

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